Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November 3rd Meeting: Quick Christmas Knit-Along

The November 3rd meeting will feature a quick Christmas Knit-Along.  There are four items to choose from.  At the end of the night, you should have a completed or almost-completed project.  Your choices are:

1.  Buttoned headband:

20 g of DK yarn
Medium size knitting needles
Darning needles
Decorative button

2. Small Christmas Tree


3mm needles
20 g of DK yarn red
20 g of DK yarn green
20 beads
Darning needle

3.  Teddy Bear (no Picture available)

3mm needles
10 g DK Baby yarn
2 -10 mm craft eyes
Black embroidery thread for nose and mouth

4.  Wall Hanging

60 yds Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
35 yds of Lion Brand DK
5 yds of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted or equivalent of above yarns
8 mm and 12.75 mm needles
8 mm crochet hook
Darning needle
24" -1/2" wooden dowel or copper pipe

NOTE:  Stuffing for the Christmas Tree and Teddy Bear will be available.

Our meeting location is Fortino's at 1579 Main Street West in the 2nd Floor Community Room. Select the Meetings tab on the website for more details. Remember:  No outside food or drink is allowed in our Fortino's meeting space.  Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be served. 

In addition to supplies for the Knit-Along, here's a handy checklist of what else to bring:
  • Your current knitting project
  • Knitting projects that you would like to show and share
  • $25 in cash or cheque for your membership fees if you haven't already joined
  • $2 door entry fee
  • $10 entry fee for Non-Members
  • Money for 50-50 Draw tickets
  • Any donations that you have knit for "Out of the Cold" or the "Linus Project".
Other Updates:
  • See information about our upcoming workshop on November 21st by selecting the "Special Events" tab on the website. The deadline to register is November 10th!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tea Cozy Knit-Along Update

Jean kindly hosted the Tea Cosy Knit-Along group at her house.  Members showed off their progress and shared hints for problem solving.
It was interesting to see all the different combinations of colours and yarns used.

Such a great afternoon: knitting, chatting, tea, coffee, baked delights, laughter.  Doesn't get better than that!!

Sheila even had her cosy finished.  Lovely!
And she has a second cozy underway in a new colour scheme.

We meet again in a month, hopefully to show off completed to near-completed projects.

Editor's Note:  Everyone is looking forward to seeing these tea cosies at our December meeting!